Kevin Gleeson

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Irish soldiers board a plane to leave Baldonnell airport for Congo as part of a UN peacekeeping mission on July 28th, 1960

Medals for gallantry for nine Irish soldiers killed in the Niemba ambush 60 years ago were not awarded because it might look like a “hand-out”. This (...)

Captain  Charles O’Rourke (retired): “Up until 1960 we were a garrison army. Our whole environment was parades and inspections, and all the routine of barrack life. It was a pretty unexciting thing.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The ambush of an Irish Army patrol in Niemba in November 1960 shocked the nation, not least Marie O’Rourke whose husband Charles was serving as a lieu(...)

Beckett’s Room:  no performers in this Dead Centre and Gate Theatre co-production. Photograph: Kyle Tunney

BECKETT’S ROOM Gate Theatre ★★★★☆ There’s no better audience than young people, enthuses a sinister visitor to Samuel Beckett’s apartment in Nazi-occ(...)

For choreographer Liv O’Donoghue looking back is as important as looking forward. This year’s Dublin Dance Festival will highlight her skills as an ar(...)

In February 1941, Harry Gleeson was convicted of murdering mother of seven Mary “Moll” McCarthy. He is now to be pardoned.

Almost 75 years after Harry Gleeson was hanged for murder, Minister Frances Fitzgerald has officially announced the Government’s decision to grant a p(...)